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Elisha

(ēlī`shə), in the Bible, prophet who functions as a model of the Mosaic prophetic office after ElijahElijah
or Elias
[both: Heb.,=Yahweh is God], fl. c.875 B.C., Hebrew prophet in the reign of King Ahab. He is one of the outstanding figures of the Bible. Elijah's mission was to destroy the worship of foreign gods and to restore exclusive loyalty to God.
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, whose work he continued; he is believed to have lived in the 9th cent. B.C. Elisha initiated the political programs outlined to Elijah on Mt. Horeb. The stories about Elisha are collected in Second Kings, which relates a collection of miracle stories and associates Elisha with political revolution in Syria; he is said to have initiated the revolution of Jehu. Elisha is also attested in the Qur'an.

Elisha

sics bears on boys for their jibing. [O.T.: II Kings 2:23–24]

Elisha

Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc: successor of Elijah (II Kings 3--9)
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Once it is understood that II Kings 3 is a theological reaction to Mesha's victories over Israel--victories never mentioned in the Biblical account--and not a historical account in the same way as the Mesha Inscription is, the role of the miracle-making prophet Elisha is clarified and the chapter as a whole takes its place in the Book of Kings.
The prophet Elisha permitted Naaman to accompany his king, a pagan, in worship; why should English Catholics not be permitted to do something similar with their monarch?
The prophet Elisha sends a messenger to Naaman with some directions concerning his leprosy: "Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean" (2 Kings 5:10).
It records the death and burial of the great prophet Elisha and later gives an account o a dead man being cast into his grave.
Another contrast between "great" and "small" is between the king of Israel and the prophet Elisha (vv.
Abraham with his many flocks, the prophet Elisha with his multiple residences, King David in his fortified city, and Judith in her fine home and splendid privacy all enjoyed the material returns on their fidelity to God.
According to the Zohar (Introduction 7b), he was the son of the grand lady, the Shunnamite who hosted the prophet Elisha.
Wendy conducted a mock interview with the three main characters of the story, the Israelite servant girl, Naaman and the prophet Elisha.
When the king of Israel despairs because of his inability to comply with such an impossible request, which he takes as a provocation to further battle, the prophet Elisha comes forward to remedy the situation.
Apologists for this belief have traditionally cited a passage from the Old Testament, in which contact with the bones of the prophet Elisha bring a dead man back to life.
T]hey that be with us are more than they that be with them," Hunter confidently wrote, echoing the words of the Old Testament prophet Elisha.
He told the children the story from 2Kings 6 , in which the prophet Elisha helps a man who appeals to him by floating a lost iron axe head to the surface of the Jordan; we must have trust in God and in true men of God.